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New York City Names a Bronx Street for Oscar de la Renta

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Four months after Oscar de la Renta's death, the design legend gets the New York City honor he deserves—albeit in an unlikely place. Fashionista reports that Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill into law on February 5th that bestowed several late New Yorkers with streets and thoroughfares renamed in their honor, and WWD adds that it's located at the intersection of East Fordham Road and Creston Avenue.

It's unclear why the city chose that particular spot, as opposed to somewhere near the Oscar de la Renta flagship—the only apparent connection is that the designer was born in the Dominican Republic, and that section of the Bronx has a healthy Dominican population.

"No one is more deserving than him," de Blasio said of de la Renta yesterday. "He will forever be ingrained in the fabric of the city."